Three dramas completed their run this week each having 50 episodes at least. That’s a lot of drama-watching hours to be clocking in. I’ve managed to drop one, fast forward through the other and continue to chug along with my current fave.
Untouchable Lovers 凤囚凰 which is the only one out of the three to have a simultaneous tv broadcast averages with CSM52 ratings of 0.7%. It is not great and not dismal. It celebrated reaching 5 billion online for its final week (a feat achieved by The Flame’s Daughter), yet there’s also the added consideration of the show being on air the longest since it premiered back in January.
I leave it with mixed feelings, overcoming my initial bias against it to get drawn to the unconventional storyline, only to scratch my head at the drastic turn of events. Until now, I’m not quite sure what happened in between, but I sure missed the white robes.
The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 reached 5 billion views on its final week after premiering late February. I was only watching it for Ady An and Jeremy Tsui, which didn’t seem like a good enough reason to continue watching especially since things were unlikely to end well for the two tragic characters.
By this point of the story, Hu Bing Qing’s Dugu Jialuo has become a mother, yet she stands next to her daughter who might as well be the same age. It’s like the show wasn’t trying at all, not to mention that Hu Bing Qing already looks young for her age, and she was only 24 when the drama was shot.
Siege in Fog 人生若如初相见 has not yet reported its web viewership tally for the week, but previous numbers show that it’s quite under-appreciated compared to the rest. I’m down to the last six episodes. Wish me luck. I’m not sure that my heart will survive the ending.